Lately I’ve been using ubuntu 7.10 for all my projects/daily work.
As a web developer i should have LAMP on my machine and now i would guide you through installing it on yours.
This guide is divided into 3 steps: installing/tesing Apache, PHP and finally MySQL.
Lets start with Apache:
1. Open the terminal (we will be using it through most of my guide) from Applications > Accessories > Terminal
2. Install apache2 using apt-get by typing the following
Note that you should know the root password.
Now everything should be downloaded and installed automatically.
To start/stop apache2 write:
Your www folder should be in: /var/www/
If everything is OK you should see an ordinary HTML page when you type: http://localhost in your firefox browser
Finished with Apache ? lets conquer PHP:
1. Also in terminal write:
or any php version you like
2. restart apache
This is it for PHP
Wanna test it ? Just create an ordinary PHP page in /var/www/ and run it.
and write in it: < ?php echo “Hello World”; ?>
Now run it by typing http://localhost/test.php in firefox… You should see your ” Hello World ”
66 % is over, lets continue to installing MySQL:
1. Again and again in terminal execute:
2. (optional) If you are running a server you should probably bind your address by editing bind-address in /etc/mysql/my.cnf and replacing its value (127.0.0.1) by your IP address
3. set your root password (although mysql should ask you about that when installing)
4. Try running it
where xxx is your password.
Note: You can install PHPMyAdmin for a graphical user interface of MySQL by executing
5. restart apache for the last time
Congratulions your LAMP system is installed and running
Due to the large number of people emailing about installing/running phpmyadmin.
Do the following:
The phpmyadmin configuration file will be installed in: /etc/phpmyadmin
Now you will have to edit the apache config file by typing
and include the following line:
Another issue was making mysql run with php5
First install these packages:
then edit php.ini and add to it this line : ” extensions=mysql.so” if it isnt already there
Hope this helps